Cuttlefish closeup: Did you know cuttlefish can change the color and texture of their skin? #cuttlefish #camouflage #camo #oceananimals #NEAQtentacles #boston #massachusetts #newenglandaquarium #animalfacts (at New England Aquarium)
Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland
creates creepy mirrored sculptures
out of acrylic glass that makes
them blend into their surroundings
until your perspective shifts and
they suddenly catch your eye. SourceSource 2
Today the Department of Awesome Camouflage is wondering if there’s any creature more impressive than the Lichen Katydid(Markia hystrix), an insect that looks like it’s actually made out of delicate lichen. It looks more like something out of a fairytale than a real-life insect, but that’s simply because the natural world is so freaking awesome!
Lichen Katydids are native to Central and South America. Wildlife photographer David Weller captured this mesmerizing footage of a Lichen Katydid somewhere in the Cartago Province of Costa Rica carefully making its way across some vegetation that looks like it might’ve grown from its own body :
It’s been months since we were last reminded of the mind-boggling awesomeness of Cephalopods. Thankfully research scientist and professor Douglas Long of Deep Sea News assembled a collection of fascinating gifs of octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish showing off some of their amazing abilities. From camouflage and shape-shifting to puzzle-solving, mimicry, and hypnosis, cephalopods are underwater superheroes.
These gifs are just some of our favorites. Head over to Deep Sea News to view the entire collection and learn about the specific behaviors features in each gif.